March 8, 2023 by
Hearing Timothy Chooi for the first time - even on YouTube and through tiny computer speakers - the quality of his sound is startlingly deep. In contrast to generations of laser-accurate, Juilliard-schooled violinists, Chooi's music-making unfolds in a variety of evolving voices, held together by a strong family resemblance.
March 1, 2023 by
In the Alltop-Stoppelenburg household, one thing comes before everything else… music. For this is a musical marriage: two souls that have joined together thanks to the power and particulars of the art form. Stephen and Josefien bonded over their shared love of Baroque music and have been married for over ten years.
November 21, 2022 by
Violinist Maria Ioudenitch has won first prizes in the Ysaye International Music Competition, the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition, and the Joachim International Competition, and the Warner Classics prize.
October 19, 2022 by
The Soto String Quartet takes its inspiration from famed Venezuelan artist Jesús Rafael Soto (1923-2005). Soto was a proponent of the kinetic art movement. He used a range of techniques to create a sense of movement in his work. The energy expressed in Soto’s art resonates with the members of the Soto quartet, who believe that the artist’s significant contribution to Venezuelan art deserves to be better known. The name Soto Quartet is intended to represent “Energy in Art,” in the name of this important Venezuelan artist.
October 4, 2022 by
Violinist Anna Black was recently named Assistant Concertmaster of the North Carolina Symphony, a position she will assume in the spring of 2023.